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    California town to try birth control to limit squirrel population

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2007-03-05-squirrel-birth-control_N.htm?csp=34

    [size=12pt]California town to try birth control to limit squirrel population [/size]

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Officials have tried poison, gassing and euthanasia to control a breeding frenzy among squirrels in a city park here. Now, they plan to give birth control a shot.

    Under a new program to start this summer, squirrels in Palisades Park will be injected with an immuno-contraceptive vaccine to stunt their sexual development.

    "We don't want to kill them if we don't have to," said Joe McGrath, the city's parks chief. "I personally like squirrels, but we also have to be receptive to the county's concerns."

    Health officials say the squirrels, which number about 1,000 in the park, pose a public health risk. They warn that the rodents are aggressive and may carry rabies or host fleas that can spread disease, such as bubonic plague.

    Since 1998, Santa Monica has been cited five times by Los Angeles County for squirrel overpopulation. But the suppression methods it has used, including euthanasia, have angered animal-loving activists.
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    Re: California town to try birth control to limit squirrel population

    Take charge before the tree weasels take over.
    Good plan.
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    Re: California town to try birth control to limit squirrel population

    Sounds like a government job to me....
    I'm sure it will require federal funding and/or a grant of at least 500K for the staff of two to educate each squirrel on family planning.

    Hey....if it gets these squirrels off of the welfare ranks...I am all for it!
    (actually, if it wasnt for the illegal immigrant squirrels, it really wouldnt be a problem at all)
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    Re: California town to try birth control to limit squirrel population

    Just let all the kids in there with BB guns!
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    Re: California town to try birth control to limit squirrel population

    The BB gun idea sounds good.

    At least until cats, dogs, chipmunks, etc... all die off.

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    Re: California town to try birth control to limit squirrel population

    Or hire this guy 8) 8)


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    Re: California town to try birth control to limit squirrel population

    [size=10pt]Why not use this![/size]

    Squirrel Catapult!

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    Re: California town to try birth control to limit squirrel population

    Wasnt there a thread several months ago that went way to long about a squirrel homicide, accident, or suicide?
    If it was squirell homicide, was there ever a conviction?
    Purhaps as restitution, the guilty party should apply his handywork in Santa Monica!
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    Re: California town to try birth control to limit squirrel population

    Squirrelly Vids. Warning: a couple are rather packer fannish.

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    Re: California town to try birth control to limit squirrel population

    If the squirrels don't feel comfortable about taking birth control will squrrel condoms be available?

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